Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 383 Show data context 16 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,160 Show data context 645 Show data context
Wood and paper 279 Show data context 19 Show data context
Chemicals 47 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 465 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 374 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 435 Show data context 26 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 211 Show data context 11 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 484 Show data context 406 Show data context
Wood and paper 171 Show data context 32 Show data context
Chemicals 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 238 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 120 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 111 Show data context 10 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 235 Show data context 25 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 292 Show data context 451 Show data context
Wood and paper 99 Show data context 28 Show data context
Chemicals 33 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 278 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 166 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 413 Show data context 40 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 333 Show data context 120 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 377 Show data context 669 Show data context
Wood and paper 102 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 122 Show data context 19 Show data context
Low tech 365 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 571 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other 457 Show data context 67 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 709 Show data context 190 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 259 Show data context 289 Show data context
Wood and paper 235 Show data context 46 Show data context
Chemicals 48 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 343 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 1,611 Show data context 108 Show data context
Other 676 Show data context 162 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 814 Show data context 398 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 346 Show data context 394 Show data context
Wood and paper 541 Show data context 79 Show data context
Chemicals 68 Show data context 56 Show data context
Low tech 434 Show data context 44 Show data context
High tech. 3,360 Show data context 542 Show data context
Other 846 Show data context 363 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 643 Show data context 337 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 190 Show data context 160 Show data context
Wood and paper 344 Show data context 46 Show data context
Chemicals 853 Show data context 364 Show data context
Low tech 835 Show data context 155 Show data context
High tech. 5,093 Show data context 1,057 Show data context
Other 504 Show data context 218 Show data context
Date: Source:
1841 1841 Census of Great Britain, Occupations, Table [1] , 'Occupation Abstract'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 17 , 'Occupations of Males aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 18 , 'Occupations of Females aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
1881 - 1991 Census of Population
1971 1971 Census of England and Wales, Economic activity County Leaflets, Table 3 , 'Industry and status by area of workplace and sex', for 'County, county boroughs, urban areas with populations of 50,000 or more, conurbation centres'

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Our presentation of long-run trends in economic activity is based around the 2007 Standard Industrial Classification, but in that Manufacturing is treated as just one of twenty-one "Sections". Earlier classifications provide far more detail of manufacturing, so to present some of that detail in long-run perspective here we use a seven-way sub-classification of manufacturing used by the 2011 Census of England and Wales (unfortunately equivalent detail is not available from the Scottish 2011 census). "High-tech" i...


ncludes electronics and aircraft manufacture, but also cars, shipbuilding and making any kind of machinery. Here we break the numbers in each industry down by gender, but this is not possible with the 2011 data, only with the re-districted and re-classified historical statisics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Guildford District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd May 2019